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Is it Really Too Easy? Results from the Limmer Creative & EMS1.com Cardiology Quiz

Is it Really Too Easy? Results from the Limmer Creative & EMS1.com Cardiology Quiz

  The results are in: We don’t know as much as we think we do. With over 18,000 people (as of the writing of this article) taking the Cardiology quiz there were some very interesting findings. Frequently seen in social media postings around this quiz was the comment that it was “too easy.” The results don’t […]

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

5 Things Every EMT Student Should Be Taught—and Every EMT Should Know.

EMS relies on tradition and habit. We’ve done things for a long time and we were often reluctant to change. We get frequent emails from students arguing that a patient should receive oxygen by NRB when that hasn’t been recommended since late 2010. We’ve compiled our list of things that students should be taught and […]

10 Things People Who are Successful on the NREMT Do

By Dan Limmer This list provides 10 things that people who are successful on the NREMT do. I compiled this from many years of teaching and working with students. This applies to all levels of certification. You may be surprised to find that many of these things begin on the first day of class—and don’t […]

Does it Hurt to Care More? Depression and Suicide in EMS

Does it Hurt to Care More? Depression and Suicide in EMS

by Dan Limmer The problem of suicide and depression in the emergency services is noteworthy and prominent in daily conversation. Stress from a single traumatic incident or a career of calls can take down the best provider. Concepts like post traumatic stress disorder, previously thought of in military; and caregiver fatigue, previously used in long-term […]

Medical Identification Tattoos

Medical Identification Tattoos

By Dan Limmer We get quite a few questions that come in to us here at Limmer Creative. Over the past year we have had several questions about using tattoos instead of medical alert devices. A quick search on the topic found that medical identification tattoos appear to be quite popular. The question is whether […]

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

If an EMS system wanted to improve their survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the most important things they can do are at the BLS level. Not to say there isn’t a place for ALS, but it’s all about the BLS. (Insert Meghan Trainor music here.) As we anxiously await the 2015 AHA guidelines being released […]

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

Sometimes we go back into the archives and find a presentation that Dan did some time ago. This top ten list comes from a popular EMT presentation Dan did about 10 years ago called Reviving Your Patient Assessment. Some things never change. 10. Don’t splint your patient to death – multiple fractures = multiple trauma. Don’t miss the […]

[Quiz] What Type of EMT are You?

[Quiz] What Type of EMT are You?

Are you an Adrenaline Junkie, Caregiver, Burnout, Clinical Thinker or Dinosaur?  Take our 7 question quiz to find out!    

[NREMT Tip] NREMT Test Taking Tips

[NREMT Tip] NREMT Test Taking Tips

You have worked hard in class, but you won’t get certified or licensed unless you pass the test. We are committed to help you in your quest to pass the test and become an EMS provider. Use the following tips to help you pass the test: (excerpted from 5 Tips for Passing the NREMT [Audio] or  [Video]) 1. […]